Posts: 126
Registered: ‎10-15-2014

snapshot hbase delete table

A question on snapshot functionality

A snapshot is a metacopy of an existing hbase table

If I delete an hbase table, does the snapshot also get deleted?


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Posts: 101
Registered: ‎01-24-2014

Re: snapshot hbase delete table

From my understanding, at delete time, the files pointed to by the snapshot will not be deleted and instead be moved to the .archive folder

That being said I haven't tested this.